By AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - A civilian defense contractor accused of giving his Chinese girlfriend military secrets worked on developing military plans to deter potential U.S. enemies when the two began their romance, according to his online professional profile and court
GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) - A jury has convicted a 26-year-old Tennessee woman of felony murder and other counts in the smothering deaths of her newborn twins. She was immediately sentenced to life in prison. The jury found Lindsey Lowe of suburban Nashville guilty of felony murder, premeditated
WASHINGTON (AP) - The prospects for congressional approval of an assault weapons ban appear to be even slimmer, now that Senate Democratic leaders are removing that provision from the firearms legislation the Senate will debate next month. Majority Leader Harry Reid says he wants
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department would get a new watchdog under a deal city lawmakers reached Tuesday, propelling a plan galvanized by outrage over its extensive use of the tactic known as stop and frisk and its widespread spying on Muslims.
By BRADY McCOMBSAssociated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Chipotle Mexican Grill has pulled its sponsorship of Utah's "Scout-O-Rama" because of the Boy Scouts of America's long-standing ban on gays.
The popular Colorado-based restaurant chain initially signed on to provide about $4,200 worth
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENAssociated Press
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Applications for gun permits have jumped in Newtown since the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which sparked a renewed debate about stricter gun control laws and a surge in gun sales around the country due to worries about new
By DEEPTI HAJELAAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The Statue of Liberty, closed since Superstorm Sandy damaged the island where it stands, will reopen to the public in time for Independence Day, officials said Tuesday.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced the timeline for the reopening
YAHOO.COM - The story of a good deed has spread like wildfire online since Sunday, when an anonymous do-gooder left a kind note and $40 on a woman's windshield in a Dunkin' Donuts parking lot.
"I noticed the sticker on the back of your car," the note read, referring to a "Half my
HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) - A Marine commander says an accident that killed seven Marines and injured seven other service members in Nevada happened when a mortar round exploded inside its firing tube during mountain training exercises. Brigadier General Jim Lukeman spoke to reporters
By BRUCE SMITHAssociated Press
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford advanced Tuesday to a runoff in the Republican contest for an open congressional seat, taking a step toward reviving a political career that was derailed by an extramarital affair while he was governor.